Greetings!

Welcome Ya’ll!

July 4, 2007

It’s the country life in the southeast with a few 4-legged critters and lots of fowl. Our Maremma sheepdog works hard to keep the predators away! I love to take pictures so there are lots of images of the farm critters, wildlife and nature. Plus some pictures from far afield now and then, when we do a tad of traveling. So sit down and visit a spell!

Introducing a New English Shepherd Pup

July 21, 2016

picture of farm collie pupIt’s been over 2 weeks since we brought home the latest addition, and boy! Has it been busy.

When we lost Toby I wasn’t so sure I wanted another dog, and most especially not right away. First off I still miss him so much, and secondly… I also remember what work it is to train a pup!

But after a little time passed, I got to wondering, “Well, if we DID got another dog, what kind would work best here on the farm?”

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Happy 9th Birthday for Rural Ramblings!

July 4, 2016

It’s hard to believe this blog has been in existence for 9 years.

When I first started it, I posted fairly regularly, but lately it’s been a lot more sporadic. I hope to amend that, especially with an up and coming “Farm Dog” section. Because as of this date, we have a new pup on the farm, an English Shepherd. But more on that in another post.

For now, this is about the 9th anniversary of our farm blog. While I write a lot, another big component of this blog is the pictures. So I decided to choose some of my favorite pictures from each year to showcase here.

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Remembering Toby: The Later Years

June 3, 2016

They say that pictures are worth a thousand words, and in many ways I think that’s true. In my last post I had pictures of Toby that were taken from 2005 through 2009. You could see he was full of vim and vigor then, with running and jumping all the time.

He never lost his passion for carrying sticks or getting into water And he often made us laugh, which is a very precious commodity indeed. For instance, his penchant for trying to bark at the wheels moving on a hand truck while still holding a stick in his mouth always struck us as funny.

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In Memoriam of Toby

June 2, 2016

It’s been hard getting used to doing things without Toby. He was such a big part of life here on the farm.

He followed us around everywhere, was very protective of me, and thought The Farmer was his best buddy.

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